Категории: Протоколы по лечению и тестированию
Год выпуска: 2013
Тип документа: Guidelines
Язык документа: ENG
Objective: The objective was to evaluate community and healthcare worker (HCW) values and preferences on key topics to inform the development of the 2013 WHO consolidated guidelines for antiretroviral therapy in low and middle income countries.
Design: Cross-sectional e-survey and e-forum discussion; focus group discussions (FGDs)
Methods: Data were collected on community perspectives regarding a range of potential clinical and operational recommendations in the 2013 guidelines between November 2012 and January 2013 through an e-survey (n ¼ 1088) and e-forum (n ¼ 955). Additional FGDs were held with people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Malawi and Uganda (n ¼ 88) on antiretroviral therapy (ART) use among pregnant women. Two surveys were also undertaken on similar topics covered in the e-survey for health care workers caring for adults (n ¼ 98) and children (n ¼ 348)